Chelsea JaneFrom: Australia
A fiery, unique & effortless female MC straight out of Australia!
Chelsea Jane’s first demand of attention began international through her first recorded verse and collab on Atlanta’s ATLien Workshop’s “Enemy”. She is known in the battle scene for her involvement as a guest judge at ‘Got beef’ MC Rap battles in Sydney, Adelaide and guest appearances at the ‘King of the Dot’ world MC battles in Canada.
Chelsea deliberately seeded connections with many artists throughout the USA, Canada and UK. In 2013 Chelsea dropped her first EP ‘Queen of the Hill’ in parallel to successfully taking out the 2013 Hilltop Hoods APRA Initiative as the first female emerging Hip Hop artist.
Following a successful season Chelsea landed many support act shows including supporting established acts such as rappers The Game, Dizzy Wright, Hopsin, Mantra and The Tongue, also landing first female MC to perform at SPRUNG Hip Hop Festival. Sounding like no other, Chelsea Jane’s distinct tone and flow, coupled with her amazing wordsmith abilities is constantly showcased effortlessly on every stage and track.
Already hungrily penning songs preparing for her full-length album. With such acclaim and admiration from her peers in such a short time, Chelsea Jane is set to make a successful mark on the scene and industry.
Yo Yo Honey SinghFrom: India
Honey Singh also known as Yo Yo Honey Singh is a Punjabi rapper, Music Producer, Singer and Actor born on 15th March 1983. He started as a session and recording artist, and became a Bhangra producer.
Honey Singh has received the ETC award for the Best sound in 2006 for his song Glassi and the PTC award for the Best Folk Pop Award 2009 for Rebirth and PTC Punjab Best Music Director 2011.It has been reported that he has been paid the highest fees ever for a Bollywood song (as of 2012) of 70 lakh (US$126,700) for a song in the film Mastaan.
Emis KillaFrom: Italy
Emis Killa, born Rudolf Giambelli Emiliano, born in 1989, it is a well-known rapper Milan. Approaches to rap at the age of 14, she attracted mainly by the rap battle, discipline that cultivates immediately on the street, mainly at the wall of Milan, and in 2007 led him to the stage of “Techniques Perfect” (competition worship for all fans of rap and freestyle battle), where he won the title of Italian champion of freestyle. Later he decided to leave the freestyle competitions to devote himself to writing lyrics. Become part of Block Recordz, which publishes in 2009, his first work “Keta Music”, a mixtape of unreleased published on bases and not, by being so ‘about the environment of the underground rap scene between the exponents of Italian . In 2010 she returned with a new project “Champagne and thorns,” street album that consecrates Emis Killa as the promising young rap made in Italy, collaborating with artists such as Jake and the fury of Gue Pequeno Club Dogo, Marracash, Toto and others yet, on new productions of the likes of producer Joe Don of Club Dogo and Big Fish, thus realizing a small classic of the genre. It is thanks to this record that Emis Killa begins to talk about if, after receiving proposals from several record companies
KA has opened for Kanye West, Snoop Lion, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Kendrick Lamar in their South African tours. He has won many awards including “Best Street Urban Music Album” and “Male Artist of the Year” at the 18th South African Music Awards (SAMA) South African equivalent to the Grammys.
In late 2014 rapper AKA signed a multi-album deal with Sony Music through its new local urban label Sound African recordings. Executive head of A&R for Sony, Zakes Bantwini made the announcement through their platform. ‘We’re excited to add AKA’s illustrious career to our stable. We are excited about AKA’s growth prospects in Africa and beyond.’ The Sony Music/AKA partnership is the key catalyst to change the business and face of Music across Africa, especially in the key areas of quality, distribution and content management’. On The 9th Of September, AKA Released A Diss Track Titled “Composure” With Shots Directed at Cassper Nyovest And Anatii.] In June 2015, AKA’s sophomore album Levels was certified Gold, by the Recording Industry of South Africa, for shipments of over 20,000 copies domestically.
The rapper AKA is generally considered as one of the most talented and influential rappers in South Africa and the African continent, praised by fans for evolving Hip-Hop in Africa.
Antoine RNB (USA)From: USA
Antoine is an aspiring artist, born in Poughkeepsie, New York. He knew that singing was his passion when he was young. He graduated from Poughkeepsie High School and attended Dutchess Community College where he majored in business. Antoine is a singer/songwriter with unlimited talent which you will discover once you feel Let Me Live,” a sure hit. Antoine sings with feeling and emotion, you can sense the gospel background in “Secrets.” His range is unique, his style is his only, he is R&B and Hip-Hop rolled into once special aritst. Listen and enjoy.
STORMZYFrom: England (UK)
Michael Omari (born 26 July 1993), better known by his stage name Stormzy, is an English grime and hip hop artist. He won Best Grime Act at the 2014 and 2015 MOBO Awards and was named as an artist to look out for in the BBC’s influential Sound of 2015 list.His most successful song to date is the BPI gold-selling “Shut Up”, which was initially released as a freestyle on YouTube. The track was then officially released and got to number eight on the UK Singles Chart after Stormzy launched a campaign to reach Christmas number one.
His debut album, Gang Signs & Prayer, was released on 24 February 2017 and was the first grime album to reach number one on the UK Albums Chart.
Stormzy originates from Thornton Heath, London, and attended Harris Academy South Norwood.He began rapping at the age of 11 and would battle with older rappers at his local youth club.In school, he was excluded several times in Year 8 and was expelled in sixth form. Before focusing on his music full-time, he studied for an apprenticeship in Leamington Spa and worked in quality assurance for two years at an oil refinery in Southampton. Stormzy is the cousin of BBC Sound of 2017 nominee Nadia Rose